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Headword: *kammoni/h
Adler number: kappa,287
Translated headword: endurance
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] victory resulting from single-handed [combat].
Greek Original:
*kammoni/h: h( e)k monomerou=s ni/kh.
The headword is an epic contracted form related to katamonh/ ('endurance') that occurs twice in the accusative in Homer's Iliad: 22.257 (web address 1) and 23.661. Most occurrences of the word relate to commentary on those passages.
The present entry takes one side in a debate among ancient scholars as to whether the term referred to victory in single combat or victory that results from katamonh/. Scholia to the Homer passages represent both opinions. On the Suda's side of the issue see also Etymologicum Magnum 488.45. On the opposite side stand most of the critics whose names we know: Aristonicus ad locc.; Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon 94.29; Eustathius ad locc.; and cf. Hesychius kappa603.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 15 March 2008@20:34:23.
Vetted by:
Jennifer Benedict (modified headword and tr., expanded note, added link, set status) on 16 March 2008@03:26:44.
William Hutton (augmented notes, added keywords, raised status) on 16 March 2008@04:30:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 January 2013@08:17:37.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 10 April 2015@00:45:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 30 March 2019@23:27:15.


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